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    Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    T-Force Cardea Zero Z330 and Z340 are claimed to be 9 per cent cooler thanks to the tech.
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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    I'm glad you asked the question "9% Vs what?". Maybe I'm being silly but surely 9% lower temperatures with a heatsink Vs none makes this a very poor heatsink? It sounds like it's just a thin thermal pad to conduct heat away from the chip and into the material rather than to actually remove it into the surrounding environment. It doesn't appear to increase the surface area or anything. But.... GRAPHENE! Wooo!

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I'm glad you asked the question "9% Vs what?". Maybe I'm being silly but surely 9% lower temperatures with a heatsink Vs none makes this a very poor heatsink? It sounds like it's just a thin thermal pad to conduct heat away from the chip and into the material rather than to actually remove it into the surrounding environment. It doesn't appear to increase the surface area or anything. But.... GRAPHENE! Wooo!
    Yeah it is more of a heat spreader. That could be handy when the motherboard has an actual heat sink and thermal pad and this acts as a sort of short term buffer and heat soak.

    Let's face it, these devices are fast enough that you don't usually hit them hard for more than a matter of seconds before your application or game is in ram and the SSD can cool back off again.

    As long is it doesn't add a lot of cost, this looks OK. Unlike that liquid cooler thing that just seemed daft

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    My Gigabyte X399 Aorus extreme have "heatsinks" for the Nvme drives, but really i have little faith in this slab of metal covering the drives, this is actually one of the things i am thinking about changing when i put my hardware into its new home.
    CUZ the new home are designed to have a ample direct airflow across the entire motherboard, so this should do more good than just simple convection and whatever level of indirect airflow in a case.
    Will have to look into aftermarket Nvme cooling profiles soon.

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    so how hot do these things actually get and does it really matter? lol

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    so how hot do these things actually get and does it really matter? lol
    Some motherboards only have the one slot - usually situated between the CPU socket and the PCIE x16 Graphics card slot (as mine has)...So it could get pretty toasty. I've always thought it was the most stupid place to put these NVME drives as heat is the killer for any type of storage.

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmaheid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    so how hot do these things actually get and does it really matter? lol
    Some motherboards only have the one slot - usually situated between the CPU socket and the PCIE x16 Graphics card slot (as mine has)...So it could get pretty toasty. I've always thought it was the most stupid place to put these NVME drives as heat is the killer for any type of storage.
    They should rather put them on the back of the mobs instead then, design wise the mobo manufactore could even have a heat shield build on.

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    Or they could have them stood erect, so they're in the airflow.

    My mobo has two slots and it's not a problem to ensure air flows over it.

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    The thin copper/graphene layer in the SSD sticker can help shed significant heat - it's adding extra area by way of being substantially larger than the SSD controller, and the thermally conductive part is conductive enough to get the heat spread across the surface. Fins aren't the only way of adding surface area!

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    Cooling module = foil sticker?

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    Re: Team Group launches graphene copper cooled NVMe SSDs

    Does anyone have a link to purchase a "riser"? Reasonably priced, of course.

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